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With the end of year extension, policymakers and stakeholders have six months to figure out a way forward for the EB-5 visa investor program, which offers a path to US Citizenship to people who lend a minimum of $900,000 to a U.S.-based project that creates or retains at least 10 US jobs.

But over the past years, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the program. In September 2019, Senators Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy introduced legislation to tackle fraud, abuse and national security threats in the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. Their bill was not passed into law.

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